"If you ever dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologise"
What do you love about Kilkenny?
There are lots of wonderful things about Kilkenny but first thing that comes to mind is the Castle. I think it's a great sight which symbolises the greatness of our medieval city.
The key to success is hard work, determination and certainly never giving up your dreams and in this case Shane Prendergast has never missed an opportunity to shine. Named as Kilkenny senior hurling Captain for 2016, the Clara native admits that Hurling has always been a huge part of his life. Prendergast was introduced to Hurling by his Father Paddy Prendergast, a three time all Ireland medal winner in the late 70's and 80's. "Dad had me and my two brother out playing hurling in the garden from as young as 4". Hurling is very much a tradition in the Prendergast household with both brothers having won Minor and U21 All Ireland's with Kilkenny and Shane having secured an All-Ireland medal and Leinster Final Medal. Shane is a proud Kilkenny man not only from a hurling perspective but is proud of the heritage and culture that still remains prominent in Kilkenny to date. "There are so many wonderful things about Kilkenny but the first thing that comes to mind is the Castle. I love the view of the castle from John's bridge, when I walk or drive over the bridge and look at the River Nore, I admire how the canal wall runs along it with the castle towering over the wall… it's incredible!". A hugely successful future is definitely on the cards and we can't wait to follow this young man on his Journey with the Cats. It was no surprise to find out some of Shanes motivational quotes come from some of the world's leading sporting stars one of which stuck out in our minds includes; I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career, I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the games winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan. Nothing is impossible for Prendergast and determination is something that is clear to see with the support of his loving family and fans!